Grounded Feature Board


Welcome to the Grounded Feature Board! Our goal from the start was to include the community in the development in Grounded, and with that, we want to be as transparent as possible with features we plan to work on. This feature board includes high-level details on plans for Grounded, and we would like to update it as we progress each month. As a caveat, we are still in active development, and this board is subject to change based on your feedback, the state of development, what's best for the game, the unknown, and our future plans. Nothing is set in stone and features could be moved up, pushed back, or unfortunately removed. Details on certain features may remain vague until we are more confident in the idea, and we want to keep a few things secret to keep your experience exciting and unexpected. This also doesn't contain everything that we plan on doing, so please continue to provide your feedback to shape Grounded into the best possible game it can be. Thank you!


Into the Wood Update 0.12.0

February 1, 2022

Into the Wood update opens up the Upper Yard, complete with new areas to explore, neighbors to meet, news to try out, and changes made to the game to enhance your time in the backyard!

  • Complete
  • In Progress
  • Planning

Main Features

  • New Biome: Woodpile
  • New Biome: BBQ Spill
  • New Biome: Shed Surroundings
  • New Creature: Termite
  • New Creature: Soldier Termite
  • New Creature: Ladybird Larva
  • New Creature: Ladybird
  • New Creature: Black Ox Beetle
  • New Creature: Green Shield Bug
  • New Creature: Dust Mite
  • New Creature: Scarab
  • Termite Axe (Tier 3)
  • Black Ox Hammer (Tier 3)
  • Splinter Arrows (Tier 3)
  • Termite Chest Armor
  • New (Secret) Weapon

Features

  • New Creature: Roly Poly (not sickly)
  • New Set of Base Floors (Burr Weed)
  • Two New Meals
  • Resource Survey Stations
  • New Languages: Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Japanese
  • 8 New Achievements

Community Suggestions

  • New Creature: Infected Wolf Spider
  • Peep.R Mode
  • New Custom Game Options
  • Craft Many
  • Storage Hot Deposit
  • Building Customization
  • Rest At Any Time
  • Updates to Spinning Wheel and Grinder

Main Features

  • Base Defense

Features

  • Storage Naming
  • Base Blueprints: Defenses
  • Combat Improvements
  • AI Improvements
  • Save Game Naming

Community Suggestions

  • Charcoal Canteen
  • Charcoal Torch
  • Bestiary
  • Armor Upgrade System
  • More Control Over World Options / Settings

Main Features

  • Story
  • New Bosses
  • Additional Backyard Environments
  • Additional Weapon Types
  • Ant Pheromone Control
  • More Tier III Armor / Weapons

Features

  • Base Blueprints: Higher Tier Structures
  • Base Blueprints: Decorations
  • Additional Crafting Materials

Main Features

  • Additional Backyard Environments
  • Additional Creatures and Insects
  • Weather
  • Backyard Changing Events
  • Base Blueprints: Powered Buildings
  • Base Blueprints: Framework for Player Generated Gameplay
  • Insect Pet Enhancements
  • Bird Improvements / Additional Interactions
  • Additional Crafting Stations
  • Additional BURG.L Quest Types

Main Features

  • Dedicated Server

Main Features

  • Haze Content Update
  • New Biome: Sandbox
  • New Area: The Trash Heap
  • New Area: The Picnic Table
  • New Hostile Creature: Antlions
  • New Passive Creature: Meaty Gnats
  • New Armor: Antlion Armor
  • New Armor: Crusty Roly Poly Armor
  • New Armor: Black Ant Armor
  • Milk Molars
  • Smithing Station

Features

  • New Hostile Creature: Infected Ladybug
  • New Hostile Creature: Infected Larva
  • New Hostile Creature: Infected Gnat
  • New Weapon: Antlion Greatsword
  • New Weapon: Black Ant Sword
  • New Weapon: Black Ant Shield
  • New Weapon: Black Ant Shovel
  • 4 New Mutations (Blademaster, Spicy Safety, Parry Master, Truffle Tussle)
  • Updated Armor System
  • New Damage Types/Resistances
  • Brain Power

Community Suggestions

  • New Passive Creature: Sickly Roly Polys
  • New Hostile Creature: Black Soldier Ants
  • New Passive Creature: Black Worker Ants

Main Features

  • New Building Material: Mushroom Bricks
  • New Boss: Broodmother
  • New Creature: ARC.R
  • Insect Pets Phase 1: Aphids and Weevils
  • Garden Patch Updated (Previously Mushroom Garden)
  • Photo Mode: Additional Settings

Features

  • New Building: Oven
  • New Building: Grinder
  • New Building: Pillars
  • New Building: Feather Roofs
  • New Weapon: Crossbow

Community Suggestions

  • Sitting
  • Achievements
  • New Stuffed Friends: Ladybug and Stinkbug
  • New Building Feature: Flipping Certain Structures

Main Features

  • Photo Mode: Multiplayer Capability
  • New Building: Ladders
  • New Game Mode: Creative with Bugs
  • New Music: New Combat Theme (Mites, Spiderlings, and Water Fleas)

Features

  • New Building: Curved Railings
  • New Building: Curved Floors (Grass and Stem)
  • New Building: Curved Walls (Grass and Stem)
  • New Poses: (Moddish Max, Wallowing Willow, Heroic Hoops, Perilous Pete)

Main Features

  • Photo Mode: Phase 1
  • Password Protected Games

Features

  • New Building: Door Frame
  • New Buildings: Triangular Stem Wall and Inverted Triangular Stem Wall
  • Improved Nameplate UI
  • Quick Swap Gear With Armor Dummy
  • Automatically Pick Up Loose Arrows
  • Additional Ladybug Combat Abilities
  • Additional Spider Combat Music
  • Revive Timer For Downed Friends

Features

  • New Building: Bracket Scaffold
  • New Building: Grass Half-Floors and Weed Stem Floors
  • New item: Firefly Hanging Lantern
  • New Item: Wall Mounted Zipline Anchor
  • New Item: Shinobi Sneeze, a smoke-screen escape item
  • New Building: Mounted Head Trophies (Mosquitos, Fireflies, and Bees)
  • Ability to craft with materials in nearby storage

Community Suggestions

  • New Building: Stair Railing (Sprig and Acorn)
  • New Building: Spiral Staircase
  • New Building: Weed Stem Floors
  • Ability to Move Placed Furniture
  • Smoothie Duration Now Appears in the Inventory Screen
  • Grass Planks and Weed Stems Can Attach to Ziplines for Ease of Transportation

Main Features

  • New Hostile Creature: Mosquitos
  • New Neutral Creature: Fireflies
  • New Neutral Creature: Bees
  • New Armor: Bee Armor

Features

  • New Weapon: Stinger Spear
  • New Weapon: Mosquito Needle
  • New Shield: Weevil Shield
  • New Equipment: Firefly Head Lamp
  • New Consumable: Healbasa
  • New Stuffed Friends: Stuffed Bee and Stuffed Firefly
  • New Perk: Barbarian
  • New Feature: Equipped items no longer take up Backpack space
  • New Feature: Equipped items will stay on the player after death

Main Features

  • Localization for Russian, Polish, Korean, Chinese, and Brazilian Portuguese
  • Refactored Save System
  • Additional Pond Lab Puzzles, Gameplay, and Secrets!

Features

  • New Recipe: Fin Flops+
  • New Recipe: Diving Lantern+
  • New Smoothie: Smoothie+
  • New SCA.Bs to collect
  • New Material: Algae
  • New Material: Muscle Sprouts

Main Features

  • The Koi Pond has been Revamped
  • New Threat: Koi Fish
  • New Hostile Creature: Diving Bell Spider
  • New Passive Creature: Tadpole
  • New Passive Creature: Water Boatman
  • New Armor: Koi Armor

Features

  • New Building: Buoyant Foundation
  • New Building: Buoyant Marker
  • New Material: Koi Fish Scale
  • New Material: Fish Bone
  • New Material: Tadpole Meat
  • New Material: Water Boatman Fin
  • New Material: Lilypad Wax
  • New Material: Eelgrass Strand
  • New Recipe: Gill Tube
  • New Recipe: Bubble Helmet
  • New Recipe: Fin Flops
  • New Recipe: Pebblet Dagger
  • New Recipe: Bone Dagger
  • New Recipe: Decoy Bait
  • New Recipe: Bone Trident
  • New Recipe: Slime Lantern
  • New Food Recipe: Cooked Tadpole Meat
  • New Smoothie: Fluid Flippers
  • Three New Mutations to Discover
  • Mouse / Keyboard Support for Xbox one and Series S | X
  • Friend Invitation Capability Added

Main Features

  • Hedge Content Update
  • New Building: Ziplines
  • New Building: Spinning Wheel
  • New World Landmark: Frankenline
  • Localization for French, German, Spanish, Italian

Features

  • Halloween Addition: Jack-o-Lantern landmark
  • Halloween Addition: Candy Corn food item
  • New Building: Signs
  • New spider webs

Main Features

  • Character Perks: First Pass (Mutations)
  • Bird Phase 1: Bird Added to Backyard
  • BURG.L Quest Type: Artificer
  • BURG.L Quest Type: Chipsleuth
  • New Ambient Creature: Water Flea
  • New Item: Marksman's Cap

Features

  • Inventory Stack Management
  • Water Ripples
  • New Material: Feather
  • New Building: Tables (Clover and Grass)
  • New Building: Bed
  • New Building: Fences (Acorn and Sprig)
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